We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Coventry near Sedro Woolley, WA.

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Dr. Omar Arif Jaffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Omar Jaffer's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jaffer's clinical interests encompass asthma. He honors Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, and the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

Dr. Kelvin Nhon-Tro Lam, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Kelvin Lam is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Lam's professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Oregon, PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Lam speaks Vietnamese.

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Dr. Alison Marguerite Beer, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Alison Beer is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Beer completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. David Scott Morison, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. David Morison is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morison takes. Dr. Morison is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. James Brad Diestelhorst, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. J. Diestelhorst practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Diestelhorst accepts Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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What is Critical Care?

Critical care, or intensive care medicine, is the delivery of medical care to patients whose illness or injury is so seriously life threatening that they would likely die without intervention. It usually takes place in ICUs or trauma centers. It is referred to as critical care in North America, while it is called intensive care or intensive therapy in the rest of the world. Specialists in this field are sometimes referred to as intensivists.

Critical care may encompass a broad variety of medical specialties in the efforts to save a patient’s life. Critical care specialists must have a good knowledge of anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, and other specialties. Besides their medical knowledge, intensivists must know a great deal about end-of-life issues, including ethics, advanced directives, and family counseling and bereavement.

Critical care is a relatively modern specialty, which developed along with ICUs beginning in the 1950’s. It looks different from regular medicine, and it can be recognized by the presence of more nurses, more monitoring, more invasive monitors and procedures, and the presence of life-sustaining therapies such as mechanical ventilators and vasopressors.

Specialists in critical care frequently have to make urgent and complex decisions. They use their knowledge and skill to provide intensive care to the most fragile patients and do their best to save lives.
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